Dell PowerEdge with large storage array?
nalists at scls.lib.wi.us
Mon Mar 7 07:31:54 PST 2005
I would like to hear from anyone using Dell PE servers (e.g. PE 2650
or larger/newer) with any kind of Dell or non-Dell external storage
(SAN, NAS or other) with FreeBSD 5.X. What works well? What doesn't?
Dell Fibre Channel AX100? PowerVault 7XX? Other?
We've used FreeBSD 4.x on a wide variety of hardware, and more
recently have been planning a 5.4 migration on our older Dell
servers (PE2650 and lower), but only using the built-in PERC RAID
stuff with less than 100 GB per box. We can see a need for at least
a terabyte of storage (possibly more) coming around the bend, and of
course I would prefer that FreeBSD be the custodian of the storage
system. Speed is important, but reliability much more so.
Any pointers would be much appreciated, thanks.
Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
South Central Library System (SCLS)
Library Interchange Network (LINK)
<gregb at scls.lib.wi.us>, (608) 266-6348
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